Email, in the
corporate environment, is regarded as a necessary tool in which
to communicate and collaborate with others. MIS departments regularly
juggle their data storage to handle the increasing demands placed
on their infrastructure. Many institutions are also finding it a
basic requirement to extend the retention period for their email
messages and need a viable long-term, and cost effective solution.
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and SEC explicitly spell out how digital
files, such as email, should be retained and stored for audit purposes
and many companies will struggle to keep up.
AMR Research predicts that Fortune 1000 companies will spend $2.5
billion on IT infrastructure to meet current SEC guidelines.